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away from hitting the mid-atlantic shoreline. the governors of maryland, virginia and north carolina have declared states of emergencies. thanks for joining us this morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. >> let's go right to weather. here's meteorologist justin berk. >> we are checking out the latest on earl. earl has gotten stronger. it really increased strength yesterday. it surpassed that. this morning's advisory from the national hurricane center, showing 145 mile-per-hour winds. a very clear distinct eye now. roughly 30 miles across. the wind field of tropical storm force winds extends 230 miles away. which means if the center of the storm is 230 miles away from ocean city, they'll still get tropical storm force winds. the one good thing here is that the passage of earl off the coast will be the weaker side of the storm. usually the right side with forward motion. the worst part of the storm is out to sea. the beaches under a tropical storm warning. winds averaging between 40 and 60 miles per hour this time tomorrow into the early part of the afternoon. waves probabl
that eye will stay offshore. >> scott dean meteorologist down there in north carolina. scott we'll be watching that area very closely tomorrow night as the storm gets there first before coming up here toward maryland. thanks so much for that report there live in kill double. >> you bet you. >> we'll be back with more with abc 2 news. stay with us. . >>> all up and down the eastern seaboard are bracing as hurricane earl continues to blaze its way toward the cold front. good evening i'm roosevelt leftwich. north carolina has declared a state of emergency tonight. pristine beaches and crash of breathtaking waivers up and down the atlantic coastline can expect for the next few days. earl is expected to make his way to maryland. north carolina looks like his first stop. that's where t. j. is on hurricane earl's path a holiday weekend for many could go up in the wind. >> reporter: pristine beaches and the crash of breathtaking waves belies what millions up and down the atlantic coastline can expect for the next few days. hurricane earl a massive category 3 storm looms 700 miles so
are on hurricane earl. it is becoming dangerously close, and people from north carolina to massachusetts should keep a careful watch on of the storm. >> as hurricane earl move in closer to the coast, visitors in at-risk areas of the outer banks are being told to move out. for theill be a offshore and to lessen the threat or make a direct impact on the outer banks. >> mandatory evacuations are in place for island's only accessible by a very. there is a hurricane watch from north carolina to virginia. concerns struck all the way to cape cod. families are waiting into the water, perhaps a final tip before conditions take a turn for the workers. >> we want people to stay out of the water as the storm passes by. less well is starting to build. later on, the swee -- the swell is starting to build. later on, it will be extremely unsafe. >> it stretches from the outer banks all the way to maine. at the current models will come out the storm could brush the outer banks in the next -- if the current models hold, the storm could brush the outer banks and the next 24 hours. >> local officials are getting
and rain are lashing the north carolina coast right now. and storm warnings are in effect all the way up to maine. >> but as the storm spins toward new england, is the worst still to come? the latest news coverage on where earl is now and where it's going. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm mike marusarz, in for vinita nair. wind and rain from hurricane earl is pounding north carolina's outer banks, with gusts of more than 70 miles per hour, plus, 20-foot waves. >> here, now, is the very latest. the storm is still powerful. but has weakened now to a category 2. long island and new england are now bracing for earl, with power crews as far away as michigan, now on alert. and many transit agencies have a canceled or altered their routes today. >> the storm is sending huge bands of rain inland, as it spins up the coast like a buzz saw. we'll have more from marc mancuso, in a moment. >>> let's go live to emily schmidt, who is in atlantic beach, this morning. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. we, for the last half hour or so, have been in the one of
and heavy rain to north carolina's outer banks. from there, forecasters say it could curve away from the coast as it makes its way north, perhaps hitting massachusetts, cape cod, on friday night and saturday. bill karins will have much more on earl in a few minutes. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> in florida, throw people taken to the hospital when the car they were in ended up in the bottom of the swimming pool. the 73-year-old driver hit a van and smashed through a fence of a nearby home. one is in serious condition. >>> police hope this newly released video helps them catch a brazen thief. a woman entered a church and took a purse, right in the middle of services. the woman is wanted on charges of grand lars. >>> and drivers on interstate 277 in north carolina could get caught heading into indepednence boulevard instead of independence boulevard. department of transportation says the huge misspelling is the manufacturers' fault, but state workers didn't notice the goof before the sign went up. and now for a look at national and rejogiona
86 in portland. 91 in boise. >>> fema has prepared for hurricane earl in north carolina. the agency sent trucks to ft. bragg loaded with supplies, including food and water. those supplies can be sent th anywhere in the carolinas or virginia as needed. meanwhile, in massachusetts, fema's teams are very busy there too ahead of the storm. >>> national guard crews were at the ready in north carolina ahead of the storm's arrival. last-minute checks were done to a giant hoist that could lift about 600 pounds. on top of that, blackhawk crews made sure their helicopters were prepared to fly. >> despite the warnings two sailors in charleston, south carolina, decided to try their luck against earl. not a good idea. the two men had to jump out just before a huge wave smashed their craft against the pilings. they were not hurt. >>> of course our coverage of hurricane earl does not end here. later this half hour, much more from the north carolina coast. later on "america this morning" and "good morning america," more live reports all on the storm. >>> and turning to other news on this friday mor
know that he's coming. >> earl the storm has come along the north carolina outer banks and is now tracking up the east coast. >>> i'm joce sterman as we are getting the first daylight looks at the ocean getting infencive out here. we're seeing the wind pick up and we've seen it all in the last 24 minute oz are so. we're seeing a lot of people in ocean city who stuck around to see what this is all about. they are coming out of their hotel rooms and getting their first look at the waves. we've been watching the waves. it is really starting to get nasty out here. everyone is wonderle will it get much worse? we'll keep you posted with the details as they happen. back to you. >> reporter: i'm linda so live at bwi airport monitoring the flights for delays or cancellations because of hurricane earl. what you need to know. >>> "good morning, maryland." i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. the big story we've been talking about since 4:00 this morning, hurricane earl and the driving gusts driving rains and churning through north carolina and starting to be felt in southern parts of
. maximum sustained winds 110 miles-an-hour. it is fewer than 160 miles from cape hatteras, north carolina. the storm is expected to pass near the outer banks within the next few hours packing hurricane force winds that extend 70 miles from the storm's center. nasa has been using photographs for the last four days. you can see how the storm has been growing and rolling closer to the coast and closer to north carolina. the first strong bands of rain have already started to hit outer banks of north carolina. it is hit and miss you know how those bands go. today police went door-to-door to make sure everybody had received evacuation notices because the state's governor warned once the storm hits folks who decided to stay are pretty much on their own. we have extensive team fox coverage throughout the night. rick leventhal on the east end of long island in montauk. monitoring the storm, first jonathan serrie in north carolina. i'm told the winds are come and go? >> reporter: they are indeed. the winds are picking up and continue to pick up at a slow, but stable pace. you said it was hit and mi
northcom northwest, injured rushed the outer banks of north carolina -- track north, northwest, and should rest of the banks of north carolina. j. gray has more from north carolina. >> thick clouds are flowing along the outer banks, a clear sign that earl is on the way. on the beach, some are digging in the last minute fund before the storm moves in. many have started giving out. >> we have a house down there for a week, and unfortunately, we have to leave it. we have no choice. >> evacuation orders are in effect in several counties along the coast. the red cross has already opened a dozen shelters, at two dozen more on high alert. >> earl is a dangerous storm and not to be taken for granted. >> this shows just how massive the system is. a major hurricane hundreds of miles off the coast. >> it can be dangerous, because this hurricane -- mother nature has a fickle way of doing things. >> forecasters believed it could be close enough to deliver tropical storm or even hurricane-force winds. dangerous conditions that will likely start to develop in the outer banks this evening for several days
. north carolina, virginia and maryland are all on the highest level of alert as the east coast braces for the arrival of hurricane earl. even a slight shift in the projected path of what experts are calling an impressive, massive storm could spell disaster for the eastern seaboard. nbc's kristen dahlgren has the latest from north carolina's outer banks. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, there's been so much talk about where earl and its eye is going to track, and the bottom line this morning is it may not make that much difference because the hurricane-force winds extend out 90 miles from the center. tropical storm force winds out 200 miles from the center. so, along much of the coastline, things about to get much worse. as darkness fell on the carolina coast, earl strengthened, bringing with it powerful waves but also uncertainty. >> earl's a big unknown. if it stays out to sea, we probably would have been okay and gotten rain. >> reporter: do you board up? >> i haven't yet to this point, but this might be the first. >> reporter: but officials warn that the slightest change coul
news coverage on "world news now," hurricane earl hit north carolina's coast last night as a category 2 storm, and now there's a state of emergency in parts of the northeast. >> for sure. we should also mention we're showing on our screen this morning satellite images of the storm as it now is. earl makes its way up the eastern seaboard as well, satellite map there for you as well as a crawl there. the very latest on the storm information. >> which is important because this storm is moving and we are trying to figure out exactly who is next. but we know north carolina in the brunt of it overnight. >> exactly, exactly. and abc's steven portnoy joins us now from kill devil hills, north carolina, with the very latest on what the storm is doing there. hi, steve. >> hey, good morning, guys, from kill devil hills, a city just south of kitty hawk, just north of nags head. it's been relatively easy going this morning. we're not yet seeing the full brunt of the worst winds from earl although it's tracking right up along the eastern shore of north carolina. right now i'd say wind gusts are close
>>> hurricane earl still packed quite a punch as it bears down on north carolina heading straight for new england this morning. >>> "good morning, maryland," i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. thanks for joining us this friday. of course you want to know what's up with earl. >> meteorologist lynnette charles has the answer. good morning, lynnette. >> good morning, jamie. happy friday, everyone. what is up with earl? earl is bringing some rain to the carolinas and virginia. as we go through the morning hours once that sun comes up and go into the afternoon, i'd say maybe around 12:00, 1:00, we will be seeing earl and it will be getting out of here. here are your headlines for today. the beaches still have a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch. the winds, 30 to 60 miles per hour with that, and the waves 10 to 15. and then the bay does have coastal flood advisories in effect for today as well. so ocean city's temperature coming in at 75 degrees. this is abc 2 storm tracker. we have not seen any type of change over the past hour here. the dew point is 75 and it feels li
carolina, and we'll be watching our close approach to ocean city thursday night and friday. beyond that labor day weekend looking cooler but looking nice. here we go. tropical satellite showing us where it is, east of the turks and northeast of the turks and caicos and bahamas islands. we'll have the latest update in just a few minutes. taking you back home, a quiet sea, clearing and calm on the satellite and radar, across maryland. temperatures ranging from 70 in baltimore, 72 easton, 71 in ocean city. nice weather before that storm approaches. it's the seas starting to get angry. locally the hour by hour forecast brings us a high of 95 with mostly sunny sky. let's check on the traffic with kim brown. >> a heads up as you make your way through baltimore city on northern parkway, construction lane closures in both directions as you approach the jfx, not a big deal right now but as rush hour gets started it will cause delays. in towson, a downed tree blocking all lanes in both direction at cromwell and eagles court. no problems inbound off 395 past the convention center, traffic loo
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continues. here's another live look at ocean city. it is definitely a different story along the carolina coast. >> the outer banks brace for hurricane earl. i'll have the latest straight after head. >>> at this hour, hurricane earl is bearing down. huge waves and high wind and rain in store before earl makes his way north toward the maryland watches. we have been out in the elements all day long. he's live from atlantic beach in north carolina. a lot windier and wetter from when i talked to you earlier tonight. it certainly is. even with a category 2 hurricane, we're talking wind speeds up to 110 miles per hour. we're starting to feel the outer bands now. right now here in north carolina, the real concern is storm surge. with the waves behind me and the flooding it could cause. i must tell you over a hundred thousand people on the barrier islands were ordered to evacuate. the worst part is expected to impact this coastline at about 2:00 eastern time on friday morning. >> all right. thanks for that live report. obviously we're watching very closely what's happening in north carolina as we
see it off the north carolina coastline. that's an impressive storm. we're not going to get the peak of the storm in maryland. we'll be on the weaker side, the storm is pulling away from the coast. in the beaches, tropical storm warning, on average, 40 to 60 miles per hour sustained winds at the worst part of this storm will be, when we wake up, this time tomorrow morning. through around lunch time. waves probably going to be 10 to 20 feet. churning up the chesapeake bay as well. because of the push of water and because of the wind flow, there's a coastal flood advisory for the western shores of the chesapeake. aberdeen, down towards annapolis, this isn't isabel. nothing of this sort, but there'll be high water and there'll be low tidal flooding. we're watching a tropical satellite and essentially, there you can see raven -- rain bands pushing into sea. sunshine with a few clouds strolling in across the southern sky, outer edges of the system. baltimore, hardly any impact from earl today or tomorrow. two-degree guaranteed high reaching 92 this afternoon by 4:00 p.m. more on earl's fo
carolina by tomorrow or early friday. >> officials up and down the east coast are warning residents to keep a close eye on this very dangerous storm. emily schmidt joins us now with the latest on the forecast. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and mike, good morning to you. the latest national hurricane center advisory actually shows earl shifting just a bit to the east. just enough to take new york city out of the cone of probability, for now. however, earl still continues in its path towards the carolinas. the first evacuations, set to begin today. in is category 4 hurricane earl from the international space station, more than 200 miles above the earth. and this -- >> people feel we're getting time for the big one. >> reporter: is the worry along the east coast. the national hurricane center says it's been nearly 20 years since a hurricane this big threatened so much of the eastern seaboard. there's already a hurricane watch in north carolina. officials say prepare evacuation plans. >> it's going to be too close to the coast not to be ready to go. >> reporter: some summer tourists pla
. tropical storm force winds and driving rains are hitting north carolina this morning. meanwhile, the northeast is preparing for earl as well with a state of emergency already declared in some areas. welcome back, everybody. the east coast has been preparing for this storm all week. as earl ruined many holiday plans across the east coast. >> the outer banks on the coast of north carolina is earl's first target. for its impact there, here's "american landscape" coverage from raleigh-durham's wtvd. >> for breaking news, abc 11 eyewitness news at 11:00 starts right now. >> breaking news. hurricane earl weakens but it's still a powerful storm. with 105-mile-per-hour winds. the category 2 hurricane is off the coast of north carolina right now and the outer banks should feel the effects into the wee hours of the morning. >> take a look at this new eyewitness video just in to us. big waves from earl crashing onto the pier in surf city. in oslo county. and there are dozens of people standing on the pier watching it as it happens. >> tonight we are live up and down t
, bad and bearing down on the outer banks of north carolina. the radar tells us the story. hurricane earl, a real powerhouse now. it's back to high speed, 145 miles an hour. that is a category four storm, folks. and the center of this monster could come dangerously close to the carolina coast by midnight tonight. >> right now, hurricane warnings and watches are in effect for north carolina to delaware. and as far north as massachusetts. in fact, president obama already signing a disaster declaration for north carolina in case earl continues to track to the west, bringing it closer to the coast. and of course, earl making a lot of people nervous this morning, because if the system doesn't not make that right, that easterly turn soon, millions of people could be in harm's way. they began paging up, heading inlangd yesterday. there was maintained tore evacuation for 30,000 visitors ordering them to leave hatteras island. >> many of people who have been through this drill before in the outer banks, plywood is going fast. many of those homes are new. they just rebuilt after hurricane isab
coverage across the area from north carolina to baltimore to the eastern shore and ocean city. >> so let's start things off first with meteorologist lynnette charles standing by tracking the hurricane. lynnette? >> good morning, everyone. we are definitely watching hurricane earl. everybody is covered. let me show you what's going on right now because we have the headlines. the beaches, tropical storm warnings. we're trying to find the change. so we no longer have the hurricane watch, just have a tropical storm warning up. the winds 30 to 60 miles per hour. the waves about 8 to 15 feet and have a coastal flood advisory for the bay. we'll start to go downhill and already doing that. you can see the temperature hasn't moves a little bit. now's at 76. the dew point is still the same. feels like 82.  the winds have been fluctuating back and forth. this is your maryland's most powerful radar. we can see that powerful hurricane, a category two storm as of now. those bands are definitely getting people wet from the carolinas even into ocean city at this time. so speaking of ocean city, let's
north carolina just in time to ruin labor day plans. >>> again a massive fire erupted another massive platform sending workers into the sea. >>> that'sot to hurt. a motorcyclist is sent somersaulting by a pickup truck in iowa. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> hello. good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with storm surge. the california coast is riding out the effects of hurricane earl this morning while folks in the north are on the watch for hurricanes and tropical force storm winds. earl is expected to whip up dangerous waves and threatening rip tides all along the east coast all throughout the day. kristin dahlgren is in north carolina outer banks with the latest. good morning. >>> good morning, lynn. we've been feeling some of the powerful bands of wind and rain in the last few hours in north carolina's outer banks. wind gusting at 40 to 50 miles per hour. take a look here, you can see the rain literally going sideways through most of this time and the surf is pounding the shore. the waves coming up to the dune lines at times. officials say they will be out
marylanders in north carolina. >>> stay with abc2 news for complete live team coverage as earl moves up the east coast. join us today at 4:00 for a live one-hour special tracking hurricane earl. we'll have live reports at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. tomorrow on good morning maryland starts one hour earlier, we'll be up at 4:00 a.m. and live team coverage will continue throughout the day. get the latest on hurricane earl on your website. abc2news.com. you can check up to the minute news, the homepage and everything there is to know about earl. click on the hurricane center. >>> a hostage situation at the headquarters of the discovery channel cable tv network in montgomery county ends with gunfire. james lee was armed with a gun and explosives when he walked into the building yesterday afternoon. he took several hostages for several hours. it ended with a sniper taking out the suspect. the suspect was shot by police officers. the device um, appeared to go off uh, the hostages, there were three hostages, all the hostages are safe. >> the hostages, two employees and a security guard weren't hurt
they are stocking up, boarding up, and moving out from the carolinas to canada. i'm erica hill. also tonight, a scare in the gulf. after an oil platform explodes in flames, forcing the crew into the water. the dramatic video that's raising new questions about police using taser guns. >> stop resisting! stop resisting! >> and a group of young people who have made happiness contagious. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> good evening. katie is off. much of the east coast is on alert tonight for hurricane earl. as many as 26 million people could soon be feeling its impact. even if the storm never makes landfall. earl is a category three storm right now with sustained winds of more than 111 miles an hour. the eye now less than 200 miles from cape hatteras, north carolina, and it's outer banks that could be the first to feel the effects of the hurricane before it takes an expected turn to the northeast. warnings and watches are up from north carolina, where at least 100,000 people have been ordered to evacu
carolina, they are getting ready for a potential direct hit. >> gather up those supplies, put them in that water-tight box. >>> and a bitter battle. not over money or children. at stake is one of baseball's marquee franchises. >> that is way out and gone! >> it's wednesday, september 1st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> all right, so a lot of people on the east coast now eyeing hurricane earl. here we go again. in the cone of possibility lies north carolina, even up farther north to the cape, it could be nasty. we've got to watch it. >> coming up on a holiday weekend, everyone has big plans. celebrating the end of summer. we'll have thorough coverage on this show and on "good morning america" later on this morning. good morning, everyone, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm mike marusarz. vinita nair is on vacation. >>> defense secretary robert gates arrived in iraq this morning as u.s. troops are marking a major milestone. >> it is the official end of u.s. combat operations in iraq some seven years after that war first began. president obama made the official announcement last n
>>> evacuations are under way in north carolina as hurricane earl continues its track toward the east coast. >> we'll continue to keep an eye on the storm while emergency officials are expected to give more details on how our area is preparing. fox 5 morning news now continues at 6:00. >>> good morning to you. it is wednesday morning, september 1st already. there is a look at 495 at maryland 193 to get you started today at 6:00. we are glad you're with us early i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us. let's talk about earl a little bit more now. evacuations are already under way in north carolina this morning as hurricane earl approaches the east coast. officials ordered all tourists to leave okracoke island starting at 5:00 a.m. this morning. the island's year-round residents are being asked to leave but they do not have to follow the evacuation order. >>> the scene was pretty peaceful along north carolina's outer banks yesterday but the storm is expected to range bring high winds and rains to the area by late thursday, early friday. all right,
area of low pressure responsible for this coming past charleston in to northeastern south carolina and a ton of moisture. this stream of moisture goes through the bahamas, 800 miles long train of tropical moisture and it is right on top of us right now. we want switch it over to live doppler 9000 hd. devon lucie is driving the controls this morning. you can see the rain falling in the area. the yellow and orange areas are really coming down. some one to two inches an hour and everything is lifting to the north at 20 miles an hour. the heavy stuff to the east across eastern prince georges, calvert counties, as well. this is coming from southern maryland where they have really been hit hard. another area of moderate rainfall to the north through montgomery county, loudoun county and lifting to frederick and carroll counties on i-70. a lot of rain out there. as we zoom in you will see the heavy showers in and around the metro. upper marlboro south and east coming down, cats and dogs and jason in the chat room said guinea pigs and everything at the same time. let's switch over to the s
populated areas. >> emergency crews have been declared. and emergencies have been declared in north carolina, virginia and maryland. and social security checks have even been mailed early to recipients in ten states. >> right now, the category 4 storm is 400 miles across. it actually picked up speed overnight. it's expected to reach the north carolina coast later today. and that's where emily schmidt is now tracking the latest conditions. what's it like right now, emily? >> reporter: rob and mike, you look at the skies right now. they're clear. you can easily see the stars and the moon. you look behind me at the sea and you can tell there's not much of a breeze. we know the winds will pick up. so, too, will be pace of preparations. you want proof of that? i got it right here. our hotel delivered this letter to everyone. it says there's a mandatory evacuation for tourists on this island. it begins in less than an hour. this is the eye of hurricane earl. an area of calm in the midst of what is a monster category 4 storm. it's threatening more of the east coast than any hurricane in nearly 20 y
amount. many people are wondering if they can reschedule their treip. >> they say the north carolina is closing. rb going to follow suit? things of that nature -- are we going to follow suit? things of that nature. >> we have our plans in place internally in that the city. we are ready to clean up quickly after the weekend and be ready for business. >> the ocean city emergency operation center will be opening at four o'clock tomorrow morning to keep a closer eye on the storm. we will have an update for you at 11:00 tonight. >> thank you. when a storm like hurricane earl heads this way, residents of eastern baltimore county cannot help but think of what tropical storm isabel did to their homes. it was devastating. while hurricane earl is not expected to cause problems, for people who have seen the worst, better safe than sorry. >> i remember tropical storm isabelle. when she hit, but it this way. where i am standing, water was waist deep. back in 2003, it was the storm surge from hurricane isabelle that caused flooding and property damage all around the state. one of the hardest-hit a
the carolinas to main. north carolina does have a hurricane watch in place. virginia gov. bob mcdonnell will declare a state of emergency today. the hurricane greatest the caribbean islands, leaving damage, but no deaths or injuries. earl is over the open ocean now and it can wheaton still. it threatens to sideswipe the eastern seaboard. evacuations are underway for n.c.'s order banks in north carolina and south carolina they are bracing. the hurricane could reach 200 miles off of virginia beach, enough to produce minor flooding, have the wind, and a possible storm surge. forecasters don't believe it will make direct landfall. it is supposed to approach early friday. by saturday it should reach new england, where it is more likely to have a direct impact on places like cape cod. courtney robinson reporting. >> you can track girl any time tbd.com.ng onto wjla.co president obama announced an end to the u.s. involvement in iraq or anti pay tribute to the u.s. men and women fighters and said it's time to turn the page. >> the president's bill, does president bush used in 2003 to declare war
. coastal communities are not out of the woods just yet. we go live to atlantic beach, north carolina, but we want to begin with adam caskey in ocean city. bring us up-to-date. >> we are live in ocean city, and this tends to flood first. locals would now read a bit of a wash on the parking lot. -- locals would know. a bit of a wash up on the parking lot. this has been downgraded to category 1 at 11:00 a.m. maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour. as expected, it is accelerating now. it is centered 152 miles to the southeast from right here in ocean city. later on this evening, 8:00 p.m., it should be 245 miles to the northeast of ocean city. this should continue to slowly weekend. high tide at 4: 8. we will see these which continue to push up on the beach. -- these waves continue to push up on the beach. really the maximum wind gusts are only about 30 miles per hour. we may see a few slightly higher costs, but we are not anticipating it to get much worse than this. we're anticipating the sunset. where we are really seeing improvement is in north carolina. let's go to atlantic bea
>>> right off the top, our big story this morning, hurricane earl is battering north carolina's outer banks. this is video shot just minutes ago from nags head, north carolina and earl is headed our way. let's tax a live look at where that storm is sitting right now. you can see it is huge. it is losing strength but still very powerful. we want to ache a look outside in our area. off in the distance you see the capitol dome. thank you for joining us for fox 5 morning news. i'm gurvir dhindsa. without any more hesitation, let's go over to tucker to find out what is happening with earl. it is huge, tuck. >> and it is getting bigger. let's go right back to it. category 2 hurricane. maximum winds, 105 miles per hour. the good news is the eye of the storm will stay just offshore during the next several hours. even though the beach communities from the vines right up to southern new england are going to take a beating, this could be a lot worse as this is a major storm. a lot of cloud cover across the washington area. when you head out this morning, there will be clouds. we'll go pa
wilmington. carolina outscore lsu in the second half. 14-0. >> kirk: he's the slot receiver, 88 highsmith. he's matched up one on one with taylor. taylor starts to come up. he think es he's going for an easy completion. yates does a good job, stepping up into the pocket. giving high smith enough time, gets in the back of the end zone. how about the touch by t.j. yates. a guy that's criticized, talked about. when is he going to get in. yates with a lot of maturity and guts for the tar heels team. >> brent: you bet, under the circumstance, what has gone on before and in the first half. this is a tremendous performance by the tar heels. everybody can be proud of the youngsters who showed up and played here tonight. there's no quitting. not a bit. pp. >> kirk: this lsu offense hasn't done anything in the second half. now, you wonder, is it the onside kick, will they have confidence with two time-outs and get off the field with a three and out? touch time will that leave you. onside kick you got to believe here. >> brent: the hands people are on the field for lsu, you better believe that right now
for the entire north carolina coast within the hour. evacuation's are underway there already. the storm has battered beaches in the caribbean already. we will get the latest on the storm track from adam caskey in a moment. first, courtney robinson has more on a last-minute preparations up and down the east coast. >> hurricane earl churns up the atlantic, residents in the carolinas are bracing for a whatever this massive storm will bring. >> time for the big one. >> hurricane watches are in place in north carolina and virginia. vacationers began to evacuate the outer banks this morning and others are stocking up. on on long island people are securing supplies to battle begins. on cape cod there taking notes out of the water and lodging for dangerous rip currents in ocean city that it already had lifeguards disease. >> it was scary. i never thought i would be in that position. i was scared. but they got me on it. >> emergency crews worry about this. 135 mile per marlihour winds. thousands left in the dark in the caribbean. it is not expected to make direct landfall, but will likely send a hig
winds of more than 111 miles an hour. the eye now less than 200 miles from cape hatteras, north carolina, and it's outer banks that could be the first to feel the effects of the hurricane before it takes an expected turn to the northeast. warnings and watches are up from north carolina, where at least 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the coast; all the way up to the canadian border. as this view from space demstraights, earl is a particularly large hurricane b400 miles across. we have a team of correspondents stationed along the east coast tonight. we begin with kelly cobiella who is in kill devil hills, north carolina. kelly. >> reporter: erica, good evening. the winds here are getting stronger, and the seas, as you can see, are really starting to build along this coastline. many of these beach towns are deserted, with a menacing storm expected to pass within 75 miles of this coastline, even some who decided to stay admit they're a bit uneasy. along the storm-hardened north carolina coast, earl spells worry. business owners are sealing off their stores. >> we have a pretty b
? >>> ron mott is standing by for us in kill devil hills, north carolina. the first watch was posted there on the outer banks, north carolina. interesting whether we're talking about best case or worst case scenario, just about every model has it doing something to the north carolina coast on its way by? >> reporter: good evening, brian, you're right, there's a lot of confidence here tonight that earl will behave itself and stay on the projected track away from the land here in north carolina. that does not mean people are taking this storm for granted. the surf is up thanks to hurricane earl, but the fun could be spoiled in coming days as the storm threatens the shore line, potentially impacting tens of millions of americans. fema officials are prepping for the worst. >> any little deviation towards the west could mean the storm striking the coast or impacting the coast enough to require evacuation. >> reporter: already, earl has left painful marks in the caribbean, dumping water and debris in puerto rico and the virgin islands. today on the outer banks of north carolina, it was bus
, it gets shipped armed the world. the drug pipeline that started here and was busted in north carolina. >>> a be trail from within the cheerleading squad. their coach took off with how's of dollars in their -- thousands of dollars in their hard earned money. how she is accused of spending it. >> reporter: they are cheering on the outside but probably hurting on the inside because -- >> this lady who was a cheerleader and the coach stole almost $20,000 from the other cheerleaders. >> reporter: the 23-year-old was contracted to manage the finances. each member contributed about $1,000 to pay for camp, uniforms and other costs. >> she ended up moving -- using all this money for her personal use. trip to las vegas. paid her rent. paid for her food. entertainment. >> reporter: the deputy da told us that she is charged with attitude criminal -- with 29 criminal counts. her public defender entered a plea of not guilty. >> reporter: whatever the financial loss or personal hurt, it hasn't diminished the spirit. >> reporter: one told us they just want to move on. other student, reacted this way.
earl's might. we're getting pictures of tourists vac wait off of two islands off of the north carolina coast. hatteras and ocracoke. the last one accessible only by ferry. hurricane watches and warnings have been launched. it looks like it will come close to north carolina and end up about 70 miles off of cape cod. lifeguards up and down the east coast are now warning swimmers of the dangerous rip tides and big waves and in some case they are making swimmers get out of the water. hurricane earl brought rain and the wind to the caribbean. the next 24 hours will be crucial to seeing how big the hit is for communities from north carolina to maine and, of course, we don't want to forget the folks in canada as well. this is what earl looks like from space. this picture taken from nasa astronauts. on land some tourists hope to ride this thing out. >> hang out and see what happens. >>it's all good. it's vacation snipe love the beach. i'm not scared of it. the weather channel, stephanie abrams in kill devil hills. this thing is coming through as people are beginning their long labor day weeken
a whole lot of rain, -nt like this seeing the outer banks in north carolina where north and east of it. to the taking more of a northeasterly track as you can see the outer bands seeing siinificant ain for tte outer banks as well. we will see some of that activity come our way. it's going to weaken as it hoffs in our direction. theecenter of this hurricane is expected to stay out to sea by 175 miles as far as the center goes. ww will keep a ccose eye on this, a far as the rest of he story tropical storr warning for is we will continne to see -mprovement and give you a nicer wwekend to follow. that is coming up in a few right now et's send it over to lauren cooke who has the traffic edge.3 >> reeorter: thhnk you, steve. as you just mentioned hurricane earl is approachinn the eastern ssore.ú -s we check ii and take a live puul this ssot up. there we go. things are looking pretty calm bbt that is expected to change ú%irk ma is warning drivers not to leave ffr the beaah uutil 3:00 this afternoon. if you are traveling thh main lines closer to altimore no problems to report. if you'r
presence felt along the north carolina outer banks already. it's large storm although weakening a bit. the waves are starting to pick up. sherry ly is in ocean city for us. we'll check in with her a little bit later on. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm sarah simmons in for steve chenevey. he will be along a little bit later on today. we want to check in with tucker. we saw hurricane earl kicking up the as out there. >> the latest advisories still 105 miles per hour. gusts to about 115. looks like it will remain intact for the next several hours. shall we take a look at it. >> let's do it. >> let's look at the hillary clinton as it is making its presence felt. the good news is the eye of the storm looks to stay just off the coast here. it is now about 85 miles east of cape hatteras, north carolina. there you go. can you see it lifting off to the north-northeast at about 18 miles per hour. it is actually racing off to the north. cloud cover across the washington area. this radar is overdoing the rain here in d.c. but we do have some bands of rain across the lower eastern shore. you kno
. this thing could be touching around the carolinas 2:00 a.m. that's our show. that's our show. here now, "larry king live." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> larry: tonight, a monster storm. hurricane earl striking north carolina's outer banks. warnings and watches are up along the east coast. high surf, deadly rip currents threaten everybody. we've got live reports from those in earl's path. and then israeli and palestinian leaders are meeting with president obama. can decades-old conflict ever be resolved? they got a one-year deadline. and the former secretary of state, madeleine al bright is here to tell us what's at stake this time. it's all next on "larry king live." all eyes are on hurricane earl, including rob marciano's. the cnn news and weather anchor is in kill devil hills, north carolina. rob, what's the situation right now? >> winds have been increasing. we haven't seen a lot of rain, larry. this storm now a category 2. just over 100 miles to our south and heading in this direction. it will be abreast of my position here at about 2:00 in the morning. so folks here are
've had reports of tropical storm force winds on some of these outer banks regions of north carolina. mostly what we've seen are wind gusts approximately 50 to around 70 miles an hour. still, a huge system that is battering the coast. now, the residents of north carolina have not seen a hurricane lash the coast in several years. the last couple years we've seen tropical storms that have affected the coastline of north carolina, but what we're looking at as it makes its way toward the north and northeast, moving fairly rapidly toward cooler water, it looks like within the next 24 hours or so, this is barely going to be at hurricane intensity. until then, a very dangerous storm. we'll keep you updated. "a krch >>> larry, thank you very much. thanks for joining us, everyone. breaking news if you live from the carolinas to cape cod, stay up with us, the first big hurricane in years to threaten the east coast is getting ready to batter it. there it is, hurricane earl, somewhat weaker than it was last night but strong enough to do some damage and close enough to be felt on the outer banks
at the heavy rains through eastern north carolina and southeastern virginia. that's what's headed for the morning commute. we'll tighten up to close in view around the immediate metro area on the computer and we'll see moderate rain moving in from the metro area from the south. this is like a tropical conveyor belt, really. we'd like you to help sending them to the website, post on facebook or tweet, and go to twitter and please tag your tweets with dc flood and we'll put them on the air as soon as possible. overnight, rain and thunderstorms go into effect. lows of 60 and 65. i'll come back with breakdown of weather and rain fall amounts for your area. . >> down in alexander ria, crews are clearing drains hoping to clear the potential of high water. they've seen this sort of thing before. earlier tonight, trailer trucks loaded with sand bags made deposits at king and lee streets. meantime over in annapolis, the city is keeping a big eye on a aging dam. that 90-year-old dam's foundation is eroding and there are gaping cracks in the wall. regulators have deemed it unsafe but they sa
>>> hurricane earl taking aim at the eastern seaboard. vacs will begin in parts of north carolina about 30 minutes from now. the massive hurricane could ruin millions of labor day weekend plans for many in our area. thank you for being up early with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. let's go straight over to tucker to find out more about our weather. >> it will be another hot one today. our highs yesterday were back in the mid-90s. we'll do it again today. temperatures outside here in washington, we're back into the summertime temperatures. 77degrees right now in downtown washington. 74 at patuxent naval air station. 68 out at dulles. 66 at fed rick. a little better here off to the north and west. winchester, 66 degrees. changes from yesterday, not much of any. we'll have sunny skies today. just a cloud or two in the forecast and a possibility that, as we get into the afternoon, our winds will shift out of the south that. will increase the humidity around here a little bit. other than that, this forecast will remain the same. off to the south and east is earl and that will start to impact o
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